Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (BZE) is Belize’s major International airport. Due to Belize’s growing popularity as a tourist destination, it’s going through a major renovation that will be completed in 2015. It’s about 30 minutes from Belize City.
Immigration & Customs
Once you leave your gate, proceed to the Immigration desk, which is a “Red Line/Green” system. If you have no declared goods or money, then you’re welcome to proceed to the green line system so that you may pass through customs. If you do have declarations, then you’ll follow the red line to speak with an immigrations officer in order to identify your declared items in order to receive a receipt. Regarding customs, before arriving at the airport, you’re issued a Passenger Arrival Form to be filled out (one per family) to indicate if you have any plants, fruits, vegetables, meats, live animals, firearms, or that you’re carrying more than $10,000 in Belize currency.
Getting to Your Hotel
CheapCaribbean.com has partnered with Captain Morgan’s as our premier transportation company in Belize. They’ll provide you with safe, comfortable and professional transportation, from the airport to your hotel and back. They’ll also provide transportation to any excursions booked through our site that you’d like to take while you’re in your destination.
It’s easy to find your Captain Morgan’s team when you arrive at the airport. They’ll be standing in the ground transportation waiting area, holding a CheapCaribbean welcome sign. They wear white shirts and khaki pants. All drivers are fluent in English, friendly and knowledgeable about the culture, history and things to do while you’re there. By the end of your ride, you’ll have made a new friend. Vehicles are all clean, modern and reliable.
Getting Around Belize
Tourists may choose to rent a car at the airport to make traveling around the island as easy as possible, however taxis are available as well. Boats and water taxis are the primary mode of transportation between the islands and are necessary to visit barrier reef attractions and other coastal hot spots.